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Thibaut (pronounced Tee-Bo) is on SALE NOW – SAVE 20% on Fabrics and Wallcovering!

SAVE 20% NOW through October 31st at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics in Tallahassee on Thibaut Design
… a variety of wallcoverings, coordinating print fabrics, embroideries and woven upholstery fabrics.”

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From the Trade Routes Collection, this pattern “Crusing” is available in 4 colorways in both fabric and wallcovering. Visit the shop at 1410 Market St., Tallahassee for more details.

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Available in both wallcovering and fabric, the pattern is Fair Isle, shown in blue green, but available in 3 more colorways. Our friendly staff will be glad to assist you in placing your order.

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Plan by the tides and follow the sun. These thoughts and more have been combined and materialized into Thibaut’s Biscayne Collection. Boasting a full range of wallcoverings, linens, embroideries, cotton blends and more, the Biscayne Collection blends soothing neutrals and energizing bright colors with designs sure to emanate cool, easy-going Bahamian vibes. Island inspired leaves branch out in Lucala in a bountiful assortment of colors in rich wallpaper, flowing printed fabric, and one truly stunning embroidery.

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View other Thibaut collections:  http://www.thibautdesign.com/media/collections

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Established in 1886, Thibaut is the nation’s oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. Over the years the product offering has broadened to include a variety of wallcoverings, coordinating print fabrics, embroideries and woven upholstery fabrics. The launch of an upholstered furniture line established Thibaut as a highly desirable resource of all product categories favored by designers and up-scale consumers alike. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is your Tallahassee retailer for Thibaut Fabrics, Thibaut Wallcoverings and Anna French.

Thibaut has become synonymous with beautiful traditional and transitional designs in signature color palettes. We offer unsurpassed quality and great design in styles ranging from historic reproductions and traditional, classic patterns to tropical and novelty patterns. Our offering is extended by the acquisition of UK based Anna French, a luxury brand of wallcoverings, fabrics, embroideries and Scottish lace. Anna continues as a source of inspiration to the design team at Thibaut, assuring that her energy and style are infused in new collections.

With an insightful knowledge of shifting market trends and homeowner desires, Thibaut prides itself on creating unique patterns. Our exclusive designs and the tools to make them are owned and copyrighted by Thibaut. Inventory is kept in our warehouses in Newark, New Jersey and London, England and reaches the market through our extensive distribution network. Thibaut products are sold through interior designers, trade-only showrooms and select retail stores.

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If that Plantation Lifestyle speaks to you – get ready to love this custom project!

It’s no wonder that many of our clients are from the surrounding tri-state area. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is the largest in-stock decorator fabric showroom in N. Florida and S. Georgia. Since we’re in the heart of plantation country and those who enjoy the plantation lifestyle, our designer projects often include fine fabrics from Scalamandre, Lee Jofa, Roth & Tompkins to name a few.

Recently, Designer Krista Vickers had the privilege of working with such a client for both their Florida and Georgia homes. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful custom pillows that will enhance the warmth and feel of these welcoming estate homes.

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ScalamandreEdwinsCovey Edwin’s Covey, from Scalamandre is a hand printed union cloth blend of 70% linen and 30% cotton. The color is Multi on Willow and the detail is exquisite, making it the perfect choice for the quail enthusiast.

 

 

 

LeeJofaMilleFleur Lee Jofa  Mille Fleur is a print of beige, green, burgundy/red of 100% linen. Besides the pillows, this customer chose two winged chairs in this same print. Gorgeous indeed!

 

 

 

 

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It’s always a designer’s preogative to mix a small scale pattern with the larger prints to add color, texture and interest. This Hunt Club Houndstooth in Terra Cotta is one of Krista’s favorite cotton fabrics; and a perfect option from Roth and Tompkins.

 

 

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Whatever your style or  your design dreams for your home, when it come to textiles, rugs, wallpaper – we’re Tallahassee’s source for it all! From concept to creation, from inspiration to installation – #wedocustom.

Call 850-224-2924 or stop by Chrysalis Fine Fabrics in Tallahassee’s Market District at 1410 Market St. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram to see what other great designs we created for our customers. Or just stop by to browse the largest in-stock fabric selection in the area. Our talented and friendly staff is always ready to serve your needs.

Krista Vickers started working at Chrysalis as a college intern because of her love of textiles. Her family moved to Tallahassee and made it their home when she was 17, and she graduated from Lincoln High School. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Florida State University, Krista continued in her studies receiving a Master’s Degree in Housing with an emphasis in Residential Development and Product Specification. She strives for excellent customer service and loves helping customers create their dream home.

Krista and husband David, from Havana, reside on their farm with two wonderful pets – Piper the cat and a dog named Cassie.

Designing a Room? Start with a Beautiful Fabric!

In a recent article at freshome Design & Architecture Magazine, our beliefs were confirmed regarding the basis for interior design in #6 of 10 Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes in Interior Design.

#6: BUY FABRICS AND TEXTILES FIRST

“A common mistake that most of us are guilty of—painting first. Put that paint brush down! First, you need to pick out the rooms fabrics and main textiles, such as rugs and curtains.

Why is this? Because it is simply much easier to find fabrics that we love and then pick out paint to match. While it is much harder to find a fabric that we love, that also just so happens to match the paint we have already put on our walls.

So, with budget and room size in mind, go for a shopping excursion. Look through samples of fabrics, rugs, pillows etc… Find what you love and then once you are happy with your design choices, pick out a paint shade or shades from the chosen textiles. Now you can pick up the paint brush.”

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Of course, textiles are near to our heart and this article served to reinforced our belief that fabulous designer fabrics are the perfect start to a room design that you will love for years to come.

Learn more with their top 10 interior design tips:

  1. Scale
  2. Budget
  3. Interior Designer Advice
  4. Accessories & Collections
  5. Art
  6. Fabrics & Textiles
  7. Character
  8. Focal Point
  9. Grandma’s Antique
  10. Your Personality

To read the full article, check out freshome

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Find this and many other design tips and tools on our Chrysalis Pinterest page!

Easy & Inspiring Projects for Your Home

This summer we’ve been busier than ever creating the beautiful and unique for our fabulous customers! High end designer fabrics in the perfect colorways mixed with proportional scales and patterns warm up spaces and make designing projects really fun!

With fall right around the corner, we know you’ll want to freshen your home with lovely pillows, tablecloths and window treatments, so let the inspiration begin. We’ve expanded our reach a bit by adding Instagram to your choice of discovery. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram & of course, right here on the blog!

Stop by the shop today at 1410 Market St. in Tallahassee’s Market District. You’ll find the area’s largest selection of in-stock decorator fabrics, plus a book room full of special order, designer textiles – sure to please. Call ahead to make an appointment (850-224-2924) and our talented design staff will personally assist you in creating the home of your dreams.

 

From Inspiration to Installation, Concept to Creation – We Do Custom!

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  • Drapery Panels
  • Roman Shades
  • Valances
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Monogram
  • Headboards
  • Rugs
  • Wallpaper
  • Furnishings
  • Accessories

 

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Find examples of our projects HERE

Find a list of custom upholstery & slip cover fabricators HERE

Save the Date! Thursday, November 21st for Holiday at Home!

Our HOLIDAY AT HOME OPEN HOUSE kicks off Thursday, November 21st at Noon!

This time of year, with a chill in the air, our thoughts turn to gathering with friends, family and out of town guests. That drives us to spruce up our homes creating a feel-good, comfortable environment for our family and those we entertain. If you’re getting your home ready for seasonal gatherings, then you’ll want to SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend Chrysalis Holiday Open House.

The community is invited to kick off the season on Thursday, November 21st beginning at noon at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics on Market Street. The showcase will include design professionals from the local community demonstrating and displaying new colors, techniques and trends for making your Holiday Home warm and inviting. Delicious Lite Bites from Chef Allison Hugunin and holiday refreshments will be prepared for your enjoyment and gifts galore will round out your shopping experience.

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Beginning at noon, we will feature local Interior Designer Jennifer Taylor and local Architectural Illustrator Audrey Peaty, Floral Designer and co-owner of Purple Martin Outpost, Ed Blissard, along other experts in the field.

Everyone is invited to pull up a chair as Jennifer Taylor shares designer principles using color, texture and pattern. When asked, What is good design? Jennifer’s response is, “I truly believe that good design is based on a client’s personal taste and needs which is translated to a comfortable and welcoming space created by a talented interior designer. The room becomes a true reflection of the people who live there, not of the designer. From traditional to contemporary, formal to casual or classical to eclectic, I can tastefully design it all!”

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Jennifer Taylor recently returned from High Point Market, the world’s biggest and most important home furnishings event. With a vast array of palettes and fabric colorways available today, home décor often presents a challenge for the consumer.  Jennifer can assist with any aspect of residential projects; including new construction, remodeling or just a quick room makeover. The dynamic Tallahassee designer will be at Chrysalis Open House with real solutions, so attendees are encouraged to bring design challenge questions for discussion.

Beginning at 1pm and weather permitting, Audrey Peaty – Architectural Illustrator, will be painting in the courtyard at Chrysalis Fine Fabrics, 1410 Market St. From an early age, Audrey has been illustrating the world around her. Specializing in water color, Audrey enjoys exploring new textures and techniques and teaching them to others. Her historical architectural illustrations include the Florida Capitol in six stages of development, the Chamber of Commerce, the Governor’s Mansion and the Knott House. Available for sale during HOLIDAY AT HOME, framed and unframed prints and note cards make a perfect gift.

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The afternoon will be filled with the talents of Tracy Boyce Custom Lamp Shades, Bluesky Designs with jewelry artist Julie K Konikoff, Susan Hugunin Monogramming Station and Pillow Talk, Design Color Trends with Krista Vickers and Leticia Graves and a color story based on Suzanne Conner art by Libby Armstrong.

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Happy Hour begins at 5pm with Cocktails and Creative Florals featuring Ed Blissard. Best known around the Tallahassee area with the Purple Martin Outpost on Miccosukee, Ed is “so artistic in a very natural way”. His amazing garden and home design work is in high demand. Chrysalis Fine Fabrics is pleased to feature his creativity and share HOLIDAY AT HOME with Ed.

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The Schedule:

12:00   Lunch with Jennifer Taylor – Designing Made Simple
1:00    Audrey Peaty – Home Portraits, Historical Prints, Gifts
2:00    Monogram Station – Q&A Pillow Talk – Susan Hugunin
2:30    Tracy Boyce of Tracy’s Custom Lampshades
3:00    Design Trends – Krista Vickers & Leticia Graves
4:00    Bluesky Designs – Jewelry Artist Julie Konikoff
5:00    Cocktails & Creative Florals with Ed Blissard

HOLIDAY AT HOME is an event for the entire community on Thursday, November 21st from 12:00 – 7:00. Lite Bites and Refreshments from Chef Allison Hugunin are sure to be a festive and delish holiday treat. Featuring talented designers and artists, the HOLIDAY AT HOME Open House includes vignettes, gifts, demonstrations, drawings and super savings throughout the store.

1410 Market St.
Tallahassee, FL 32312
850-224-2924

The Creation of a Collection

Trend and Jaclyn Smith are introducing a new crewel embroidery on a matte ground cotton, inspired by a small pillowcase found at a document dealer in New York. Jaclyn’s love of crewel aligns perfectly with the ethnic yet traditional theme that flows throughout this new collection.

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Introducing The Creation of a Collection, a new behind the scenes video series from Trend. Together with Jaclyn Smith, Trend’s design team goes in depth into the inspiration, design, development and end uses of Trend’s Jaclyn Smith Home–Volume III fabrics and trimmings, taking viewers on a visual tour of the journey from inspiration boards to final designs with finished product.

Trend offers beautiful fabrics at an exceptional value. Building on Fabricut’s history of servicing the interior design industry since 1954, Trend carries the same hallmarks of quality fabrics, dependable delivery and reliable customer service, all with a personal touch.

For a closer look at the Collection, visit Chrysalis Fine Fabrics at 1410 Market St., Tallahassee, FL  850-224-2924. For events, promotions and special sales, follow this blog and LIKE us on Facebook.

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We celebrate Suzanne!

Significant milestones are worth celebrating and yesterday, with full hearts, we celebrated!

Having been at Chrysalis Fine Furnishings & Fabrics for 28 years, Suzanne Conner feels close connections with co-workers and customers through the relationships she has formed. Her talent in understanding and using color has served her well in coordinating decorator fabrics and home design projects for Chrysalis’s customers.

She began her career while still in college working for Arlene Wingate, then owner of Chrysalis Fabrics. Arlene brought Suzanne on board and under her creative wing. She taught the young student design principles and shared her expertise as she trained Suzanne in the industry.

In 2005, Chrysalis was sold and new owner Susan Hugunin moved the designer fabric shop to The Market District . Suzanne quickly developed a close working relationship and personal friendship with her new employer.

A few years ago, Suzanne discovered her passion for painting, incorporating her love of color and creativity. The developing artist debuted her talent during The Art of Summer Living event (2011) and currently shares her artwork in the local community selling at local art shows, via Facebook and on her blog, Firefly Evenings. In pursuit of her love of painting, Suzanne will leave Chrysalis Fabrics and devote herself full time to her art. This Thursday will be her last day on the job, and although we will miss her terribly, the staff of Chrysalis wishes her the very best from the bottom of our hearts.

“ No matter the size of your home, if you have art and flowers, in my humble opinion… you live majestically.”

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On Sunday at a small gathering of co-workers, we celebrated Suzanne with hugs and warm wishes for a bright future in the arts and cherished the heart-felt moments. We enjoyed food, flowers, pear cake (thank you Bryant) and fond memories of the days we’ve shared.

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Susan Hugunin, owner Chrysalis Fine Fabrics along with
Suzanne Conner and Arlene Wingate

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Thank you Danna for a very special celebration! You are a wonderful friend, co-worker and the perfect hostess!

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This Thursday will be Suzanne’s last day at Chrysalis. We invite the public to stop by the shop and let’s show our support with love and best wishes as she pursues her passion in art. 1410 Market St.